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No-go for Joe Exotic: Trump pardon list omits 'Tiger King'

 

January 20, 2021



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — One name missing in President Donald Trump's flurry of pardons was "Tiger King" Joe Exotic.

His team was so confident in a pardon that they had readied a celebratory limousine and a hair and wardrobe team to whisk away the zookeeper-turned-reality-TV-star, who is serving a 22-year federal prison sentence in Texas. But he wasn't on the list announced Wednesday morning.

Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, was sentenced in January 2020 to 22 years in federal prison for violating federal wildlife laws and for his role in a failed murder-for-hire plot...



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